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House Condemns Trump’s Attack on Four Congresswomen as Racist

July 17, 2019
Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
The House voted on Tuesday to condemn as racist President Trump’s attacks against four congresswomen of color, but only after the debate over the president’s language devolved into a bitterly partisan brawl that showcased deep rifts over race, ethnicity and political ideology in the age of Trump.
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5% of Congress Was Born Abroad. Those Members Show What It Means to Be American.

July 17, 2019
Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Lola Fadulu | The New York Times
When President Trump suggested foreign-born Americans should “go back” to the countries they were born in if they do not like it here, he may not have realized that his entreaty could have been addressed to 5 percent of Congress.
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Sanders toughens his critique of Biden, signaling more clashes ahead

July 17, 2019
Robert Costa, Sean Sullivan | The Washington Post
Bernie Sanders, the self-described political revolutionary who has struggled to expand his support base in a crowded Democratic presidential field, offered his most comprehensive critique yet of rival Joe Biden on Tuesday — a reflection of the candidates’ increasing eagerness to challenge the primacy of the former vice president.
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Trump says they ‘hate our country.’ The Democrats he attacked say the country ‘belongs to everyone.’

July 16, 2019
Ashley Parker, John Wagner, Rachael Bade | The Washington Post
President Trump on Monday defended his racist remarks about four minority lawmakers by alleging that they “hate our country” and should leave if they are unhappy — leading the Democratic congresswomen to respond by offering a competing vision of America that they said was based on inclusiveness.
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Pelosi says House will take up resolution following Trump's 'xenophobic tweets'

July 16, 2019
Manu Raju, Clare Foran, Ashley Killough | CNN
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday said that Republican lawmakers "must join" Democrats in "condemning the President's xenophobic tweets" and urged Democrats to support a resolution put forward by House Democratic lawmakers.
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Trump Fans the Flames of a Racial Fire

July 15, 2019
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Trump woke up on Sunday morning, gazed out at the nation he leads, saw the dry kindling of race relations and decided to throw a match on it. It was not the first time, nor is it likely to be the last. He has a pretty large carton of matches and a ready supply of kerosene.
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‘Go Back’ Message Deepens Immigration-Debate Wounds

July 15, 2019
Jerry Seib | The Wall Street Journal
President Trump tweeted out his already-famous, incendiary declaration that young Democratic congresswomen criticizing America should “go back” to the “totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” In his message, Mr. Trump was referring to a group of young congresswomen known as “the squad.." All are minorities and, despite the implication of the president’s tweet, three of the four were born in the U.S.
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Rep. Pressley Among Targets Of Trump's Tweets Telling Congresswomen To Leave The U.S.

July 15, 2019
Kimberly Atkins | WBUR
Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley is part of a group of Democratic representatives, all women of color, who are the focus of presidential tweets that are being called racist.
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